The most important endorsements of all

Sure, much has been made of Barack Obama’s impressive list of major newspaper endorsements, including the Anchorage Daily News, Denver Post, Chicago Tribune, and Providence Journal, all of which endorsed George Bush back in ’04. But the Big O also leads McCain 63-1 in an even more important category: college newspaper endorsements.

In addition to a sweep of the five NESCAC papers that have endorsed a candidate–Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Tufts–and the obvious ones such as U. of Illinois and Penn, Obama has racked up endorsements from some unlikely sources, including Davidson, Duke, Northwestern, Indiana U., West Virginia U., and the Universities of Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and even Arizona. Ole Miss’s (U. of Mississippi) Daily Mississippian is the lone holdout in the wave.

Forget about being up just one point in your own home state. Failing to win the endorsement of its flagship university is truly a crusher. Maybe instead of blabbering about how no one will delay the World Series when he’s president, Johnny Mac should’ve promised voters no one would screw over ‘Cats basketball if he’s in charge.

Editor & Publisher: BMOC: College Papers Back Obama, 63 to 1

10 thoughts on “The most important endorsements of all

  1. Anonymous

    can anyone from the argus shed light on why the argus didn’t endorse anyone or if there is any kind of policy around that? just curious

  2. Anonymous

    can anyone from the argus shed light on why the argus didn’t endorse anyone or if there is any kind of policy around that? just curious

  3. Aaron

    FYI, The University of Arizona is hardly John McCain’s hometown school.U of A is in Tucson, the liberal part of Arizona that will vote heavily for Obama.McCain is a Phoenix politician, and as a congressman he represented the northern part of the state. If anything, his hometown college paper is at Arizona State (Tempe) or Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff).

  4. Aaron

    FYI, The University of Arizona is hardly John McCain’s hometown school.

    U of A is in Tucson, the liberal part of Arizona that will vote heavily for Obama.

    McCain is a Phoenix politician, and as a congressman he represented the northern part of the state. If anything, his hometown college paper is at Arizona State (Tempe) or Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff).

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